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bullet Health And Fun For The Young Festival
Event Planned For June 2 At Blowing Rock Hospital

bullet A New Day At Red Cross – First Aid For Pets
Mouth-To-Snout Resuscitation Classes Beginning Soon


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Watauga County


MAY 17, 2007 EDITION

Foster Mothers Queens For A Day

County’s Trash Stream Has Steady Growth

Watauga County’s trash stream is growing steadily, but efforts to improve recycling and reduce the waste stream are being pulled from the scrap heap.

N.C. Goes After MySpace Predators
Nine States Take Closer Look At Cyberspace Cruisers

Boone Celebrates Arbor Day

The town of Boone celebrated Arbor Day in Tree
City USA fashion, receiving its 14th award
from the National Arbor Day Foundation.

Beech Creek Bog Under “Unique Wetlands” Consideration
Beech Creek Bog, the focus of a preservation effort five years ago, is now on the state’s list for consideration as a “unique wetlands.”

Town Tackles Parking Decks, Playgrounds

The streets of downtown Boone are becoming more commercial.

Protecting The Mountains
Another piece of land in the “upper valley” of
Valle Crucis is getting permanent protection, this time
a hilltop overlooking a historic valley where
missionary students once grew crops.

Sowing A Garden, Growing A Community
Community Garden Orientation This Saturday

Audubon Society Conducting
Bird Surveys Along Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway will soon have some weedy patches to augment the forests and pastures.


Boy Scouts Host Campaign Kick Off
Local Boy Scouts in the Blue Ridge District
and their Troop leaders treated community leaders
to dinner at the Broyhill Inn on Friday to help kick
off their 2007 Friends of Scouting Campaign.

Boone Pride Events Scheduled For June 8 & 9
Picnic, Dance And Workshops Planned

Goodwill Industries Holds Grand Opening
Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina
held the grand opening for its Boone
retail store Wednesday, May 16.

John Paul Welcomes Ship
Mates And Families To
The High Country

WWII Navy Veteran Hosting
Reunion Of USS England
Destroyer Crew
Helping Those “Who Fall Through The Cracks”
Foundation Fundraiser
And Community Awareness
Celebration May 26
Southern Accent’s Fellowship Celebration Embraces
Community Spirit

During the last thirteen years, Southern Accent has become
a household phrase in The High Country – all because of the group’s immense talent, incredible generosity and willingness to
share with others their faith
and love for music.
New Commander Reaching Out With Fellow Service Officers At DAV
Vietnam veteran Mike Trivette has seen a busy week with his installation on Tuesday as the new Commander of the Watauga County Disabled American Veterans Chapter 90, in addition to his ongoing duties as a trained Veteran’s Service Officer, along with District Commander Dewey Pruitt and Bob Shoemake.


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